Hilly returns to the 'Mine in 1978 with a vengeance, this time on a Friday and Saturday nights, joining him on the decks was Jeff Young and between them they start to kick things of in a massive way, paving the way for what we now know as the "brit funk era". "Wiki article click here"
Coach loads of soul parties were arriving from all over the country to experience a piece of the "funk action" that was being put down. Canvey Island was now firmly on the map as the jazz, funk and soul mecca of the UK.
Many of the 'Mine's visitors went on to be musical stars in their own right such as: Light of the World, The Clash, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Culture Club, Alison Moyet, Soul II Soul, Sade and Incognito to name just a few.